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  • LG Sound integrates new technology to detect toxic algae blooms

    LG Sound introduces satellite remote sensing technology in order to detect toxic algae blooms. Satellite remote sensing allows water quality detection from a distance, with information obtained from satellites. Together with several European universities we discovered that different types of algae require different type of ultrasonic treatment. Therefore it is important to detect the type of ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Algal bloom in baltic sea

    This Envisat image, with courtesy of ESA, captures blue-green algae blooms filling the Baltic Sea, which is roughly 1,600km long, 190km wide and has a surface area of about 377,000 sq km. "Algae bloom" is the term used to describe the rapid multiplying of phytoplankton, microscopic marine plants that drift on or near the surface of the sea. Floating freely in the water, phytoplankton are ...

  • Ohio River`s huge algae bloom a warning for water suppliers

    A toxic algae outbreak that snaked more than 600 miles down the Ohio River past four states is forcing water utilities to reassess the threat from harmful algal blooms that are popping up increasingly around the nation. Treatment plant operators and researchers along the river were surprised by the large bloom and said it should be a warning to cities that get their water supply from lakes, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska

    A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel. This coastal ribbon of microscopic algae, up to 40 miles wide and 650 feet deep in places, is flourishing amid unusually warm Pacific Ocean temperatures. It now stretches from at ...


    By Associated Press

  • LimnoTech Featured in Lake Erie Algae Bloom Monitoring Network Article (March 2015

    LimnoTech and Project Engineer Ed Verhamme were featured recently in an article in the Environmental Monitor. The article describes the water quality monitoring network in Lake Erie that LimnoTech helped to establish last summer in response to harmful algal blooms that affected water quality in the City of Toledo, and how the network helped water treatment plant operators ...


    By LimnoTech Inc.

  • Revolutionary drone system to control, monitor and treat green algae blooms with the innovative DRONIC system

    As air drones already exist, a new development has evolved in drone technology, a water-based drone to ensure fast and efficient algae control and treatment. Combatting algae is known as a complicated process which requires accurate measurements. A European consortium would like to present the dronic project, which will change algae treatment into a new technology that can simplify and bring it ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Cyanotoxins Guide Targets Blooming Issue

    The American Water Works Association and the Water Research Foundation today released a guide to help water utility managers detect and control cyanotoxins, the algae-related contaminants that led to a “do not drink” advisory for 400,000 people in Toledo, Ohio, last summer. “A Water Utility Manager’s Guide to Cyanotoxins” addresses cyanotoxin occurrence, ...

  • EPA awards $300,000 small business grant for Berkeley, Calif. entrepreneur’s portable test for toxic algae blooms

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a $300,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant to HJ Science & Technology, Inc. in Berkeley, Calif. to build a portable instrument to analyze cyanotoxins in surface waters to help protect people from potentially harmful toxic algal blooms in lakes and rivers. “Supporting the growth of environmental small businesses in ...

  • Oceanographers discover toxic algae

    Louisiana State University, USA, researchers Sibel Bargu and Ana Garcia (Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences) have discovered toxic algae in vast, remote regions of the open ocean for the first time. The recent findings are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are reported as increasing both geographically and in ...

  • LG Sonic and American Water Announce innovative partnership to monitor and control algal blooms

    American Water, America’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, and LG Sonic, a Dutch manufacturer of algae control systems, today announced it has formed a partnership to perform ultrasonic algae control in water treatment plants. This makes LG Sonic the first European company that succeeded to become a ...


    By LG Sonic

  • LG Sonic and American Water Announce Innovative Partnership to Monitor and Control Algal Blooms

    American Water, America’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, and LG Sonic, a Dutch manufacturer of algae control systems, today announced it has formed a partnership to perform ultrasonic algae control in water treatment plants. This makes LG Sonic the first European company that succeeded to become a  ...


    By LG Sonic

  • China tackles algae in Olympic venue

    More than 10,000 Chinese soldiers and civilians have been sent in to clear up a giant algal bloom threatening this summer's Olympic sailing events. The algae, first spotted in late May, has choked large stretches of coast around the Eastern city of Qingdao, according to local media. Workers are now heading out to sea every day to collect thousands of tonnes of algae around the city, which will ...

  • Remote, underwater detection of harmful algae

    This achievement represents a significant milestone in NOAA's effort to monitor the type and toxicity of harmful algal blooms (HABs). HABs are considered to be increasing not only in their global distribution, but also in the frequency, duration, and severity of their effects. HABs damage coastal ecosystem health and pose threats to humans as well as marine life. Climate change is expected to ...

  • Algae Control Solution for Chilean Salmon Industry?

    Since February 2016, Salmon farms in Chile have been suffering from an intensive Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) which is causing massive numbers of salmon deaths. Ultrasonic technology combined with algae detection could be the solution for an industry facing economic losses totaling millions. Currently the Dutch algae control company, LG Sonic, is discussing the implementation of ultrasonic ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Award for innovative approach to control algae with ultrasound technology

    LG Sonic, a Dutch manufacturer of algae control systems, received an award for their innovative approach to control algae with ultrasound technology. The annual “Going the Extra Mile” (GEM) awards were hosted by Northumbrian Water, a UK Water Utility company supplying water in both the north and south of England. The event took place at the Beamish Hall on Thursday 25 June 2015. ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Growth of algae affected by ocean acidification and nutrient pollution

    Ocean acidification and eutrophication may affect the growth of microscopic algae — phytoplankton — with knock-on impacts for marine food chains and fisheries, warns a new study. By growing phytoplankton under different scenarios the researchers found that phytoplankton species are affected differently according to the acidity and nutrient content of the water. Ocean acidification is ...

  • Fertilizers help toxic algae thrive in warming world

    Blue-green algae blooms that can turn toxic in freshwater lakes and can kill bathers, farm animals and domestic pets that drink the water are becoming more widespread across the world, according to new research. A combination of excess use of fertilizers containing phosphorus and nitrogen, untreated sewage releases, and warmer water caused by climate change is leading to an increasing threat of ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Seminar about monitoring, predicting and controlling toxic algae during the Inter-Water Australia conference

    LG Sound is going to attend the Inter-Water Australia conference which takes place from 15-16 October in Melbourne, Australia. The conference will be addressing issues related to water efficiency, water quality and water risk. On Thursday 16th of October our representative, Lisa Brand, will give a presentation about our latest technology, the MPC-Buoy® to monitor, predict, prevent and control ...


    By LG Sonic

  • EPA, NASA, NOAA and USGS Creating Early Warning System to Detect Harmful Algal Blooms

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that it is developing an early warning indicator system using historical and current satellite data to detect algal blooms. EPA researchers will develop a mobile app to inform water quality managers of changes in water quality using satellite data on cyanobacteria algal blooms from three partnering agencies-- NASA, NOAA, and the U.S. ...

  • EPA Awards Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grants to Ohio, Michigan and Indiana to Target Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 Administrator/Great Lakes National Program Manager Susan Hedman today announced the award of four Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants totaling over $8.6 million to Ohio, Michigan and Indiana state agencies to protect public health by targeting harmful algal blooms in western Lake Erie. Hedman was joined by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, U.S. Rep Marcy ...

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